Intel Establishes New Group to Address Wearable Computing, Small Devices

Intel Forms Internet-of-Things Product Group

by Anton Shilov
11/06/2013 | 11:42 PM

Intel Corp. has formed yet another product group that will oversee sales of ultra-small electronics, wearable computing, connected devices and DIY [do it yourself] enthusiast electronics. The Internet-of-things (IoT) products group is designed to establish Intel’s positions on a variety of emerging markets. To boost the group, it will also be given some of existing product lines.

 

Intel IoT group will promote products like low-power Quark processor for wearable or connected devices that do not need a lot of performance, but that benefit from extremely low power consumption. In addition, the division will sell various low-power Atom system-on-chips for such devices as vending machines, ATMs, portable medical devices, energy monitors or in-vehicle entertainment systems. The group will also take charge of software belonging to units like Wind River Systems, which are used by the chips in devices or servers, reports ComputerWorld web-site.

Intel’s Internet-on-Things group will not be created from empty space, but will be formed from existing product lines that are currently sold by Intel’s datacenter or even software groups. This greatly defocuses its main task: to create extremely competitive offerings for emerging markets.

"Bringing the intelligent systems hardware, software, services, and platform elements together into one organization will allow us to bring increased value to our customers," said Krystal Temple, an Intel spokeswoman.

Intel IoT will report to Intel CEO Brian Krzanich and president Renee James.